cheap cajun/creole in french quarter/ marigny
My boyfriend and I will be staying in New Orleans this weekend for a job interview. I've been searching this board looking for cheap dinner places around where we are staying (Marigny), and I'm having some trouble finding suggestions (most seem to be more expensive or lunch-type places). We want to spend our first night (Saturday) eating some cajun/creole food. Is Acme a good choice? Will it be impossible to get in?
I live close enough to NOLA that we usually stay with a friend, but a couple weekends ago I stayed in the Faubourg Marigny area with my mom for a weekend trip. It's a lovely, quiet neighborhood on the outskirts of the Quarter. Our accommodations were at the Royal Street Courtyard B&B, and the owner had great food suggestions - some places we hit, some we didn't. Each place listed is close by or a short walk away, if it's further I'll indicate it.
Adolfo's / dinner - on top of the Spotted Cat on Frenchman, creole Italian food, $20ish?
Cake Cafe / bfast & lunch - in FM neighborhood
Port of Call / lunch & dinner - near FM on Esplanada, known for burgers
Coops / lunch & dinner - near FM and the french market on Decauter, cajun/creole, reasonably priced
Stanley Restaurant / all day - a short walk to Jackson Square, sandwiches, po boys, breakfast, ice cream, $10-$20
Central Grocery / closes @ 5 p.m. ( I think...) - a short walk to Decauter, only muffalettas
Acme is on the other side of the Quarter. I haven't been there but my in-laws love it. Deanie's is a seafood place on Iberville St. which has also been recommended to me.
I have a couple NOLA places reviewed on my blog if you want to take a look..
Hope that helps!
Port of Call
838 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116
1016 Annunciation St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Acme and Felix's are both great seafood joints. They don't take reservations but you should be able to get in easily depending on the time you go. Coop's is a fine place to go also. Good luck.